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McMillan: Boston Marathon Intermediate Endurance Monster + FREE Prehab Videos

Author

Greg McMillan - World-Famous McMillan Running Calculator

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Length

17 Weeks

Plan Specs

running marathon intermediate pace based

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Plan Description

OVERVIEW
Runs/Week: 4-6. Key/Hard Workouts/Week: 1-2.
Intermediate/Advanced runner
Endurance Monster version - This plan is geared toward the endurance type of runner. Find out your runner type here: https://www.mcmillanrunning.com/runner-types-do-you-know-your-type


DESCRIPTION
This Boston Marathon Training Plan Intermediate/Advanced Endurance Monster training plan (up to 16 weeks long) includes my tried and true, scientifically-based and proven marathon workout sequence to help athletes running Boston. The plan is geared toward the endurance type of runner. You'll still improve your endurance with progressing long runs and boost your stamina and speed with my marathon specialty workouts but I've tweaked this plan to better suit the more endurance-oriented runner with a heavier mix of stamina and endurance runs. And, I've minimized the workouts that I've found don't work as well for endurance monsters. As with the other plans, I'll have you perform several goal pace workouts so you really dial in goal pace and speaking of goal pace, this plan includes several of the predictor workouts I use with athletes so you can be absolutely sure of your best pace for race day.


PREREQUISITE TRAINING
Before starting, you should be able to run 30-45 minutes on your regular runs and at least 75 minutes on your long runs.


MCMILLAN PACES
For each and every run, I'll provide the exact pace range for each run/workout (integrated from the McMillan Running Calculator). I'm also making your plan really flexible so it can flow with your life. You can easily move runs around based on your life schedule.


FREE PREHAB INCLUDED
In addition to the run training, I'm also going to have you perform our strength training routine that syncs with your run training as well as my form drills to help you improve your running form and learn to run fast. These "prehab" programs are included with your plan and build you into a strong, supple, injury-resistant runner.


QUESTIONS?
Feel free to contact us at helpdesk@mcmillanrunning.com if you have questions on this or any McMillan Running plan.



Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:03 hrs 1:45 hrs
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
4:03 hrs 1:45 hrs
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Greg McMillan

McMillan Running

McMillan Running was founded to provide an online resource for runners of all levels. It's mission is simple: help people fulfill their potential. Its growing menu of products and services reflect this mission. McMillan Running is based in Mill Valley, California.

Sample Day 1

0:45:00
62.4TSS
30-45 minute Easy Run

30-45 minute Easy Run

Workout Purpose: Build endurance.

Sample Day 2

0:40:00
55.3TSS
Off, Cross-Train or 30-40 minute Easy Run

Off, Cross-Train or 30-40 minute Easy Run

Workout Purpose: Build endurance.

Sample Day 3

1:02:00
83.8TSS
Downhill Strides: 6 to 8 times 15-30 seconds

15-25 minute Warm-Up + Downhill Strides: 6 to 8 times 15-30 seconds on a moderately sloped downhill (1-2% downhill grade) at half-marathon effort with the jog back up the hill as recovery + 15-25 minute Cool-down Workout Purpose: Build leg strength, VO2max, lactic acid tolerance and develop mental toughness.

Sample Day 4

0:40:00
55.3TSS
Off, Cross-Train or 30-40 minute Easy Run

Off, Cross-Train or 30-40 minute Easy Run

Workout Purpose: Recovery day. Choose the workout you like but always remember that these recovery days are designed to help you rest up for the upcoming training.

Sample Day 5

0:50:00
69.6TSS
40-50 minute Easy Run

40-50 minute Easy Run

Workout Purpose: Build endurance.

Sample Day 6

1:40:00
135.1TSS
75-100 minute Long Run

75-100 minute Long Run

Workout Purpose: Build Endurance and leg resistance to fatigue. Long runs are the cornerstone of endurance training. By running longer, you stimulate very important adaptations that give you the ability to run faster in your intense workouts.

Sample Day 8

0:50:00
69.6TSS
40-50 minute Easy Run

40-50 minute Easy Run

Workout Purpose: Build endurance.

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